Accelerated Cosmic Expansion: Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology

Accelerated Cosmic Expansion: Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology


Proceedings from the 2012 Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology, focusing on accelerated cosmic expansion

This volume provides both an update and a review of the state of alternative theories of gravity in connection with the accelerated expansion of the universe issue. Different theoretical proposals exist to explain the acceleration in the cosmic expansion, generating the dark energy issue and opening the possibility to theories of gravity alternative to general relativity. Related issues such as the dark matter problem are also surveyed in order to give the readers profound insight on the subject from different points of view. Comprised of short talks and plenary lectures given by leading experts in the field, some of them with brilliant and historic contributions, the book allows the reader to find readable and referenced surveys in topics like f(R) theories, the dark matter and dark energy issues, Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) scenarios, f(T) theories, scalar-tensor theories derived from non-Riemannian geometries, emergent universes, the cosmological constant and other topics of current interest for younger and senior physicists and graduate students.

These proceedings are from the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mxico, from 20 - 25 May, 2012, was sponsored by ICTP- Trieste, Italy and COECyTJAL-Universidad de Guadalajara, Mxico. This event is a series of scientific meetings started in 2004 in Cuba, focusing on current and selected topics in the fields of gravitation and cosmology.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xiv
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
Recovering Flat Rotation Curves and Galactic Dynamics From f( R )-Gravity....Pages 3-17
Nine Years of f(R) Gravity and Cosmology....Pages 19-32
A Geometrical Approach to Brans-Dicke Theory....Pages 33-41
Gravitational Anomalies Signaling the Breakdown of Classical Gravity....Pages 43-58
Front Matter....Pages 59-59
Vector Fields Resembling Dark Energy....Pages 61-73
Diameter Angular Distance in Locally Inhomogeneous Models....Pages 75-83
Non Singular Origin of the Universe and its Connection to the Cosmological Constant Problem (CCP)....Pages 85-93
Tunneling and the Emergent Universe Scheme....Pages 95-106
A Review on the Scalar Field/Bose-Einstein Condensate Dark Matter Model....Pages 107-142
Why We Need Dark Energy....Pages 143-152
Non-Spherical Voids: the Best Alternative to Dark Energy?....Pages 153-161
Finding New Signature Effects on Galactic Dynamics to Constrain BoseEinstein-Condensed Cold Dark Matter....Pages 163-182
Inhomogeneous and Interacting Vacuum Energy....Pages 183-196
Front Matter....Pages 197-197
Relativistic Dust Thin Disks with Halo and Magnetic Field....Pages 199-209
Tomographic Represention of Quantum and Classical Cosmology....Pages 211-219
Back Matter....Pages 221-222


  • Author: Salvatore Capozziello (auth.), Claudia Moreno Gonzlez, Jos Edgar Madriz Aguilar, Luz Marina Reyes Barrera (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 9783319020624, 9783319020631
  • Pages: 223
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 5.1M
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